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​​​Jurupa Unified School District

Current Developer Fees/School Facility Fees

DEVELOPER FEE PAYMENT PROCESS

STEP 1: VISIT THE CITY

-Apply to the respective city and obtain an authorized letter specifying the permitted square footage for your project.

STEP 2: VISIT THE DISTRICT

-Bring the authorized letter to the District. Pay the assessed fee (cash, check, or money order only – debit and credit cards are not accepted) and obtain a Certificate of Compliance. Please note that the date of your payment determines the assessed rate. Please contact the District to verify the current rates.

STEP 3: RETURN TO THE CITY

-Return to the city with your Certificate of Compliance to further process your building permit request.

BACKGROUND

All new residential, commercial and industrial construction and/or an addition of covered or enclosable space are subject to the collection of developer fees. According to the law, this fee is determined by square footage of assessable space.

Assessable space is all square footage within the perimeter of a structure. Examples of exclusions from assessable space include: parking structures, carports, walkways, garages, overhangs or patios, or accessory structures (accessory dwelling units are not exempt).

Current Developer Fee Rates as of June 5, 2020:

Fee Level – Type of Construction       Cost Per Square Foot
Level I - Related to ALL Residential Development. Including
Residential Room Additions Greater than 499 Sq. Ft.
$4.08/Sq. Ft. 
Level I - Commercial Construction (Industrial, Hotel & Motel)$0.66/Sq. Ft. 


Payments are to be made in person at the following location:

Jurupa Unified School District

Business Services

4850 Pedley Road

Jurupa Valley, CA 92509

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday, except holidays, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm​

Closed for lunch between 12:00pm -1:00pm

​For questions please contact:

Business Services: (951) 360-4157

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NOTICE​ OF UPDATED STATUTORY SCHOOL FEES FOR RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT

On January 22, 2020, the State Allocation Board increased the maximum statutory school facilities fees,  also known as "Level 1 fees," levied pursuant to Education Code Section 17620 et seq. This resulted in an increase to "Level 1 fees" to $4.08 per square foot on new residential construction and $0.66 per square foot for commercial/industrial construction.

Cooperative Strategies, a Public Finance and Planning Consultant, prepared a "School Fee Justification Study" to update both the residential and commercial/industrial statutory school facilities fees which substantiates the continuing need by the district to collect such fees in the maximum allowable amount. Prior to presenting the fee studies and Resolution No. 2020/30, which formalizes the updated statutory school fees referenced in the studies, to the Board of Education, both the Residential and Commercial/Industrial Fee Justification Studies were available for public review and comment from March 26, 2020, through April 6, 2020 in the Office of Planning & Development and on the district website. A public hearing was also held on April 6, 2020 at the Board's regular scheduled meeting, to receive input and testimony on levying Level 1 Fees at the maximum allowable amount. 

Below are links to the approved Resolution No. 2020/30 and copies of the adopted Residential & Commercial/Industrial Development School Fee Justification Study:

Adopted Resolution No. 2020/30 – Statutory School Fees Imposed on New Residential and Commercial/Industrial Development

March 23, 2020, Residential and Commercial/Industrial Development School Fee Justification Study ​​

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

​​Certain development projects are exempt from school fees. The list below provides a guide for these exemptions, though these are subject to change. 

Residential Additions Less than 500 Square Feet​

Education Code Section 17620(a)(1)(C)(i) permits school districts to charge Level I Fees on residential additions only if the resulting increase in assessable space exceeds 500 square feet. 
Therefore, there is an exemption for school fees for any additions less than 500 square feet.

Senior Citizen Housing

Government Code Sections 65995.1 and 65995.2 provides that school districts may only charge the 
commercial/industrial fee for qualified senior citizen housing. If the development is later converted to another type of use, Government Code Section 65995.1(c) states that the Level II (if currently being levied by the school district or the Level I), may be charged at the time of conversion minus any school fees previously paid. 
 Four types of senior citizen housing qualify for this special treatment: (1) Senior citizen housing development projects described in Civil Code Section 51.3 (One resident is at least age 55 plus other restrictions); (2) A “residential care facility for the elderly” as described in Health and Safety Code Section 1569.2(k) (residents age 60 and over plus other restrictions); (3) A “multilevel facility for the elderly” as described in Government Code Section 15432(d)(9) (residents age 62 and older plus other restrictions); and (4) A mobile home development limited to older persons as described in the Federal Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 (age varies by program; generally age 55 or 62). Residences that do not meet these standards should be charged the regular residential fee rates. School districts should also require proof from the developer that the project qualifies as senior citizen housing in the form of CC&Rs.

Churches and Religious Organizations

Pursuant to Government Code Section 65995(d), school districts may not levy school fees on any facility used exclusively for religious purposes and exempt from property taxation under California law.

Private Full-time Day School

Pursuant to Government Code Section 65995(d), school districts may not levy school fees on any “facility used exclusively as a private full-time day school as described in Section 48222 of the Education Code.” A private full-time day school offers instruction in the several branches of study required to be taught in the public schools and attendance is required to be taken. We recommend that school districts obtain a copy of the affidavit that private schools are required to file pursuant to Education Code Section 33190 from any private full-time day school requesting this exemption.

Government Agencies

Pursuant to Government Code Section 65995(d), school districts may not levy school fees on “any facility that is owned and occupied by one or more agencies of federal, state, or local government.”

Construction for Handicapped Accessibility

Education Code Section 17620 (a)(1)(C)(ii) states that school districts are not authorized to levy school fees against residential construction if the construction qualifies for the exclusion set forth in Revenue and Taxation Code Section 74.3(a), which excludes from school fees the following:construction, installation, or modification of an existing single-family or multi-family dwelling unit to make the structure more accessible to a disabled person. The proof required for the exclusion is a statement signed by a licensed physician or surgeon of appropriate specialty which certifies that the person is severely and permanently disabled and identifies the specific disability-related requirements necessitating accessibility improvements or features. The statement must also identify the construction, installation, or modification that was necessary to make the structure more accessible to the disabled person.

Reconstruction of a Structure Destroyed in Fire

Education Code Section 17626 contains an exemption for school fees for the reconstruction of any residential, commercial, or industrial structure that is damaged or destroyed as a result of a disaster. However, the exemption does not apply if the square footage of the reconstructed structure exceeds the square footage of the structure that was damaged or destroyed.

Greenhouse Space

Education Code Section 17622 contains an exemption for greenhouse or other space that is covered or enclosed for agricultural purposes unless the governing board makes specified findings.







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